New Media Literacies
Exploring the Changing Digital Media Landscape with ESL Students
As technology transforms the way students learn, they increasingly become producers as well as consumers of media. What are the implications of these changes for teachers and their students?
- What do they know about you?
- What do we know about them?
What Do They Know About You?
Social media present students with questions about privacy and safe practices online. What are the risks of creating an online social presence? Who knows what about you? What do they do with it?Lesson Plan 1
Take the Digital Privacy
Quiz and see how you fare
Take the First Amendment Quiz online
Every move you make - who is watching you?
Kind permission of Steve Johnson
What Do We Know About Them?
Internet access offers a constant onslaught of information. What is important? What is trivial? What are the challenges facing students in determining the credibility of sources?Lesson Plan 1
What are the challenges facing students in determining the
credibility of sources? How do you distinguish between open source and
mainstream sources, such as news networks, academic sources etc?
During this time of upheaval in the Middle East, labeled by the media "Arab Spring," has social media — e.g. Facebook and Twitter — offered reliable sources of information? Which sources do the public trust more — social media sites or the mainstream media?Lesson Plan 3
Navigating the digital world is proving to be a daunting task with the advent of new media. Students need the skills to discern what is valid from the abundance of information on the Internet. They need to develop critical thinking skills to look with a discerning eye at this information and assess credible and reliable sources.Lesson Plan 4
The Internet has changed the way that we research information for our daily needs. Considering the wealth of resources online and the fact that anyone can publish online, when faced with a health question or problem, how does one find credible sources for support, diagnosis and/or treatment?Lesson Plan 5
Should students have access to cell phones and laptops in class? Do they need to be wired at all times? Is it possible to learn while multitasking?
NEW MEDIA LITERACIES - ARTICLES & LINKS
Privacy in the Digital Age
- What Does the Public Know About You?
- The Web Means the End of Forgetting
Moment Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump
Tyler Clementi killed himself after an intimate encounter was broadcast.
Marketing Association in San Francisco
"We have more information about your hopes, dreams and desires," Kimmel said. "When you put it all together, we could make you happier."
Cookies Put Targeted Online Ads on the Rise
Cookies tell advertisers just what they want to know to sell a product.
the Companies that Track You (Audio)
How to block the cookies on your browser.
- Take Control and Stop Cyber-Bullying
- Warrantless Cell Phone Search and Data Privacy
- Digital Privacy Quiz
- A Facebook Fiasco
- Facebook: Friend or Foe
- 11 Tips on Avoiding Social-Networking Gaffes
- Another Day on Facebook
- Friend a Student, Get Fired?
Tyrants, The Revolution May Not Be Digitized
Authoritarian governments can harness the Internet's power to serve their purposes as well. Some use it for surveillance, "tracking down what's happening on social networks, trying to identify who are all of those people tweeting." Others use the web to distribute propaganda.
Digital_Nation Life on the virtual frontier
Where we are headed? What does the future look like?
Let Schools Chip your Kids
"Tagging ... kids becomes a form of indoctrination into an emerging surveillance society that young minds should be learning to question."
- Should Tracking
Devices Be Used with Students?
Menn, author of "Fatal System Error," discusses cyber-security.
The recent Wikileaks scandal saw the release of thousands of classified
government documents, inciting controversy and sparking new concerns about
Listen to a KQED Forum discussion on cybersecurity
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